Dr. M. Akram Khan has been practicing cardiology in Dallas, Texas since 1997. Dr Khan is a graduate of Dow Medical College where he was awarded MBBS degree in 1989. Soon after, he was accepted in an internal medicine residency program at Wayne State University Medical Center Detroit, Michigan. Later on, he completed his cardiology fellowship as well as interventional cardiology fellowship at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is board certified in cardiovascular medicine, interventional cardiology, and hospice & palliative medicine. Dr. Khan is also certified by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine.
Since 1997, Dr. Khan has been practicing both noninvasive and interventional cardiology. He established a full service cardiology practice Cardiac Center of Texas in McKinney area in 2003 where excellent cardiovascular and preventive services are being provided under his direct care. Few of the services at this center include Myocardial Perfusion Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Vascular Scan, ABI and treatment of varicose veins by radiofrequency ablation and sclerotherapy.
In 2006, he brought Cardiac Computed Tomography – CT technology as one of the pioneers for this technology in the area. This revolutionary technology is able to perform angiography of the heart which is totally non-invasive and office based. This 64-slice Siemens CT machine also enables the physician to perform heart scans and screen for heart attack and the early detection of Coronary Artery Disease.
On the interventional cardiology front; Dr Khan was the first cardiologist in Collin County to deploy a drug-eluting stent in 2003. Dr. Khan has recently set up his own independent catheterization laboratory, Avicenna Vascular Institute. He is well-equipped and skilled in all kinds of coronary and peripheral interventions, pacemaker implants, PFO closures and vascular aneurysm endovascular treatments. CCTX website www.cardiaccenteroftexas.com gives you more insight about Dr Khan and his achievements.
Dr Khan has also served as the first Chief of Cardiology at the McKinney Medical Center and was instrumental in developing a separate cardiology section there in 1999. Dr Khan was also the chief of Medicine at Presbyterian Hospital of Allen in 2003. Currently, Dr Khan serves as the preventive Medicine Director at The Medical Center of Plano. Dr. Khan is actively involved in clinical research and established North Dallas Research Associates. He has been conducting several trademark cardiovascular clinical trials since 2002.
Dr. Khan is also a member of the following organizations:
• Texas Medical Association
• American Heart Association
• American College of Cardiology
• International Society of Endovascular Specialists
• American College of Phlebology
• Society of Clinical Research Associates